University of Pikeville

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147 Sycamore Street

Pikeville, KY 41501-1194

Phone: (606) 218-5250
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 16
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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University of Pikeville is a private institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,620, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 25 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Pikeville's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $17,750 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

At the University of Pikeville, our students' success is at the heart of everything we do. We have a strong commitment to academic excellence and a long tradition of providing opportunities for higher education with a broad liberal arts and sciences foundation in the Appalachian region. The 122-year heritage of the University of Pikeville is a proud one. We are a Christian institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and pride ourselves in our commitment to character education. We are a small campus and proud of it. Each student is not just a number here. The close personal attention that is so much a part of the University of Pikeville experience combines with academic strength to give our graduates a distinct advantage. Attending a small university does not equate to wanting less out of a college education, it means being more of an individual and less of a mosaic. Our students have more opportunities to develop leadership and networking skills, to be involved in team building and social activities, and to develop closer relationships with faculty and fellow students.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $17,624,352


When applying to University of Pikeville, it's important to note the application deadline is August 16. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 16. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 100 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 100.0%
Application deadline August 16
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 16

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Pikeville is 16:1, and the school has 50.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Pikeville include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 52 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 13%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10%
Education 7%

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Student Life

University of Pikeville has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,620, with a gender distribution of 47.6 percent male students and 52.4 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus. University of Pikeville is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,031
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

University of Pikeville offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. University of Pikeville also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Pikeville, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Pikeville.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Pikeville, 97.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,831.

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Tuition and fees $17,750 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,000 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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